Setting an impossibly high standard, Honey Ryder (played by the beautiful Ursula Andress) was the first film Bond girl, featuring in Dr. No. The minute long scene of her emerging, goddess-like from the sea is one of the most iconic in Bond history, arguably in cinema history- and this is why she is my Bond girl of choice. On my recent holiday to Majorca I would love to say I successfully achieved this look, but I’d be lying. A girl can all but try…..
KMS California Hair Play Sea Salt Spray leaves hair surfy and sexy.
This Works Perfect Cleavage is an essential – for obvious reasons.
Natural tans are so 1962. Don’t be risking skin cancer and premature ageing! Instead, experiment with self tan to get Honey’s glow. Gradual tanners like Jane Iredale Tantasia are probably the safest option if you are new to the self tanning business and can be used on the face and body.
Honey’s make up is so simple; bronzed face and subtle smokey eyes. Jane Iredale Mystikol eyeliner has a creamy powder formula that won’t fade, crease or smear (great for the beach) and even suits the most sensitive eyes. This pencil comes with a sponge tip for easy, professional-style smudging. Jane Iredale was a makeup artist to Hollywood stars such as Susan Sarandon and Sarah Jessica Parker. She decided to create her brand of mineral based make up to offer actors a natural, gentle alternative to all the greasepaint she was layering onto their poor, suffocated skin on movie sets.
To finish off the look: The new OPI Skyfall Collection, celebrating the highly anticipated James Bond movie being released this month, doesn’t feature a Dr. No colour but I think OPI Samoan Sand from their Classic Collection would have suited Honey’s glow perfectly!
Finishing a close second to Honey as the Bond beach babe runner up, is Jinx Johnson (played by the gorgeous Halle Berry) who featured in Die Another Day with Pierce Brosnan in 2002.
Let’s be honest, there are few beauty products that will help you achieve this look – it’s down to good genes and hours of hard work in the gym. Sorry, I had to keep it real girls. But on a brighter note Die Another Day from the Skyfall Collection represents Jinx’s rusty orange bikini, a pretty sexy autumnal colour.
And while we are on the subject of sexy creatures emerging from the sea in 007 movies I thought I’d indulge you all with the above picture… no other words needed!